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Villanova Wildcats vs Cincinnati Bearcats Preview

Cincinnati BearcatsVillanova Wildcats
March 3, 2:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Villanova Wildcats Odds

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Cincinnati pays a visit to Villanova on Saturday, hoping to send the Wildcats to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Villanova Pavilion.

The Wildcats are 12-17 so far on the season, and 7-17-2 ATS vs. the number. The Bearcats, meanwhile, are 21-9 and 12-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Villanova go 19-7 and the Bearcats go 10-14 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats - Bearcats odds would favor the Bearcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Villanova is rated No. 53 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 47. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-68 win for the Bearcats.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Villanova's No. 10-rated squad against Cincinnati's No. 75-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Villanova rates No. 164 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 72 nationally with 7.4 per match.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 60-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.7 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 92 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 72-61 winner at home against Marquette. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Jaquon Parker scored 28 points for Cincinnati on Wednesday, leading the Bearcats to a 72-61 win over Marquette at Fifth Third Arena.

Villanova was a 77-71 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rutgers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Wildcats grabbed a 77-71 win over the Scarlet Knights on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Maalik Wayns at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Marquette are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Rutgers are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Bearcats at Wildcats trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Villanova's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Villanova's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Villanova's last 17 games
Villanova is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati